Businesses had earlier invested in Silverlight, but with time modern browsers began to drop support for it. Better known as ‘browser-plugin-based-application-architecture’, Silverlight began to lose market when it came to open source web and native XAML-based technology. Silverlight has several shortcomings of a plugin-based architecture, and thus is not a reliable option in terms of security, stability, performance, and reach. Enterprises are thus migrating to modern platforms rather than updating their existing Silverlight. It also comes with low cost of ownership and offers long term value.
HTML5 is also preferred since modernizing Silverlight to either Windows Store or WPF XAML framework comes with several challenge as compared to its migration to HTML5. Migrating Silverlight applications to HTML5 open source solution offers a broader reach across various platforms and browsers as it’s supported by a wide range of browsers. From touch integration to new deployment options, modernization of Silverlight to HTML comes with many benefits. Here’re some of the major reasons why enterprises should choose HTML5:
1) Embedding audio and video
2) Offline application cache
3) Client-side database
4) New geolocation APIs
5) Thread-like operation
6) Smarter forms
7) Sharper focus on web application requirements
8) Responsive design
So, stay updated with the trends. Silverlight will soon be a thing of past, act smart and switch to HTML5.